JOURNEYS IN THE LIGHT, DEMOCRACY, DIVERSITY, AND MYTH IN THE WAKE OF THE MAYFLOWER
|JOURNEYS IN THE LIGHT, DEMOCRACY, DIVERSITY, AND MYTH IN THE WAKE OF THE MAYFLOWER
Synopsis:The film’s creators look beyond the iconic Euro-centric Mayflower story to present highlights in the history of the African American, Cape Verdean, and Wampanoag people on Cape Cod since the arrival of the English settlers in 1620. They find in the Mayflower Compact, and antecedents in Native American governance, powerful relevance for the divided America of today. Journeys in the Light tells its tale through the eyes, historical research, and works of art of the vibrant community surrounding Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis. The documentary, produced by Janet Murphy Robertson of ArtistsAndMusicians.org,,features important local artists including Robin Joyce Miller, Carl Lopes, Pamela Chatterton Purdy, Joe Diggs, Michael Alfano, Sean Cassidy, Vasco Pires, and others.
This newly released film is based in part on an earlier documentary by Janet Murphy Robertson titled Journeys in the Light, Untold Stories of Cape Cod, produced in collaboration with John L. Reed, Executive Director of Zion Union Heritage Museum, Hyannis, MA, and first released in 2015.
Credits:Cast: John Lewis Reed, Robin Joyce Miller, Carl Lopes, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy, Michael Alfano, Joe Diggs, Sean Cassidy, Scoba Rhodes
Directed by Janet Murphy Robertson